Friday, December 26, 2008

Matthew 8:19-20 - Priorities

19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

(New Testament | Matthew 8:19 - 20)

I love these short and simple verses. Jesus, He who created the world, lived very humbly in it. It’s not difficult to find Ebenezer Scrooges (pre-conversion) all around. The media fawns over the rich and famous and tells us that we should idolize great wealth. Yet, He who placed the riches into the earth, never went searching after them.
I’ve heard certain televangelists boast of their great wealth as they preach the gospel of greed. We need to remember, I need to remember, that Jesus was not concerned about wealth, prestige, or fame. He lived a humble life, frequently dependent on others for His temporal welfare. He sought to do His Father’s will and not His own.

1 comment:

Erick & Molly said...

Hi my name is Molly I am trying to contact someone in your ward McQueen 1st about something that has happened to a new member in your ward. Please contact me at 602-920-0240 or have Bishop Cambell call me. Thanks so much!
Molly Farabee